The Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Lee Kuan yew, arrived in London today (Friday) at the start of a five day visit to the United Kingdom.
CU Lee Kuan Yew
TRANSCRIPT (SEQ 1):
MR LEE: "Well, I think it will not be without its exciting and tense moments, because,as you know, the African's feel very passionately about some matters. But, I'm quite sure that just as so many other things, passion's got to give way to reason and good sense. And I'm sure that the Africans just like everybody else, have that in good measure. In fair measure.
REPORTER: Do you think that some African countries will walk out?
MR LEE: I learned from long experience, working first with and then against the Communists, that one never walks out. It's a negative thing. The Russians walked out of the security council debate on Korea and they've regretted it ever since. The lesson is never to walk out. If you've got a chair there, just sit down.
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Background: The Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Lee Kuan yew, arrived in London today (Friday) at the start of a five day visit to the United Kingdom. At the airport he told a reporter that the issue of British arms sales to South Africa will result in exciting and tense moments at next January's Commonwealth Conference. He added that he was sure that passion would give way to reason and good sense.